Fly Me to the Moon



Well acted but a disappointing play

The plot of Fly Me to the Moon is little more than a minor variation on a hackneyed Grade B movie theme. Although the play is well- constructed and sharply written and despite the fact that Tara Lynne O’Neill and Katie Tumelty both deliver wonderful comedic performances as two care workers looking after Davy, a wheelchair-bound octogenarian, the play never rises to the level of Marie Jones’ earlier work, Stones in His Pockets. There are no truly unanticipated surprises and so the bottom line is that despite some clever dialogue, excellent acting, and amusing moments, the play is a disappointment. I have posted an expanded review of this play and several other Broadway, off Broadway, and off off Broadway plays on my blog